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Following the lead of other Republican governors, Tennessee's Gov. Bill Haslam is moving to expand Medicaid in his state, using federal funds from the Affordable Care Act.
December 15, 2014
To find helpful patterns in personal microbe populations, scientists also need to gather a long list of information about the people who serve as homes for the microscopic critters.
December 15, 2014
The court has upheld a cocaine conviction that began when police stopped a car with just one brake light, even though state law in North Carolina requires only one brake lamp.
December 15, 2014
Officials say the gunman is Bradley William Stone, 35, who also left three people wounded. The victims are all related to Stone, officials say.
December 15, 2014
Around the world, patients acquire new infections simply from spending time in a hospital. One way to fight back: replacing hospital bed rails with copper, a natural infection-killer.
December 15, 2014
The region claimed is more than the size of Texas and Oklahoma combined. The energy-rich Arctic is also contested by Canada, Russia, Norway and the U.S. A U.N. panel will study the Danish claim.
December 15, 2014
Dr. Thomas Frieden visits West Africa this week to assess the fight against Ebola. His goal? Figure out how to keep the disease from turning into a permanent problem.
December 15, 2014
Researchers found armchair socialists — and their right-wing counterparts — were more physically active than centrists. Another tongue-in-cheek study in the journal concluded that men are idiots.
December 15, 2014
In the face of abuse concerns, Medicare covered more prescriptions for potent controlled substances in 2012 than in 2011. Top prescribers often have faced disciplinary action or criminal charges.
December 15, 2014
Subsidies created by the health law to help workers buy their own coverage and steady increases in companies' insurance costs have made it easier for them to decide to discontinue health insurance.
December 15, 2014
Uber's "surge pricing" quadrupled fares for some customers trying to flee the area in Sydney where a gunman took hostages. France banned Uber's low-cost service over its lack of professional licenses.
December 15, 2014
Even in an age of galloping ambition, the Texan rides ahead of the pack. Obama liked to quote Martin Luther King's line about "the fierce urgency of now," Cruz seeks to embody it at every turn.
December 15, 2014
The lawsuit filed on behalf of 10 victims alleges that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should have never been sold to the public because it is a military weapon.
December 15, 2014
Code Switch contributor Alex Laughlin explores the nuance and meaning of an increasingly popular identifier.
December 15, 2014
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, took a passionate stand against a provision in the spending bill that rolls back a major part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation.
December 15, 2014
Now, only five remain in the world. Angalifu was thought to be 44 years old. He died of old age.
December 15, 2014
Journalist Paul Salopek's long walk recently brought him face to face with the possibility of losing his toes to frostbite — and with one of the largest mass migrations in modern history.
December 15, 2014
A gunman is holding an unknown number of hostages at a downtown chocolate cafe. Police have put a swath of Australia's largest city under lockdown.
December 15, 2014
An unknown number of people remain inside the cafe. Police cordoned off a huge swath of Australia's largest city.
December 15, 2014
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, took a passionate stand against a provision in the spending bill that rolls back a major part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation.
December 15, 2014

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